Arturo Revilla

ProcessCity : Architecture and the Border Condition

Supervisors: Marina Lathouri, Brett Steele

This project investigates the border as a conceptual and spatial condition from which architectural design can reframe its relation to the city as an object of study. The border is where architecture intersects dilemmas of property, territory, mobility, connectivity and material exchange, but it is also the space of projection, convergence and delineation, a space of social and political identification. Rather than using design as a way to crystallize or conclude a consecutive line of arguments, this research uses design as a tool to investigate new relations. With a participatory perspective in mind, design experiments and small-scale interventions are used to develop ideas and build a research narrative.

Arturo Revilla studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and at the AA where he completed the MArch DRL. His work experience includes projects in Mexico, Kuwait, United States and China. He was a Senior Architect with Zaha Hadid Architects and a design consultant. He has lectured at the University of Kent, ITESM Leon, UAA Aguascalientes Mexico, Chelsea College of Art, the AA, University of Palermo and Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires. He co-directs the AA Houston Visiting School.